Red Duck Canard De Garde | Purrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)

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Purrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 02-11-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

330ml brown bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne. Poured without the sediment for the review.

Indeed, it pours very clear as a result: a pleasant bright amber hue with rushing fine carbonation visible through the body. Head forms a crackling, fizzy mass at the start, but settles down over time to a frothy, but persistent film. Some streaking, sudsy lace. Body looks light. Otherwise, looks pretty decent.

Nose is quite mild, without the rustic spice I've had from other BdGs. Instead, this has a much meatier, malty tone that smells a little like unfermented wort. There's a slight carbonation to it that gives it a twang of acidity, and just a faint herbal tone, perhaps some rosemary or something of its ilk. Again, not bad.

Taste is a lot lighter than expected. There's something to that in a way, given that it's 7.4% ABV. But it means that it is lacking a little interest. Some worty characters again on the front, before a lightly herbal, slightly phenolic character brings a little of that classic rustic character on the back. Carbonation is a tad aggressive, leaving it feeling rather bloating.

Overall, though, it's a decent stab at a style that's varied in itself. There's not a huge amount of complexity, and it's not a beer that I'd really drink a lot of, but as part of a range like Red Duck do, it's an interesting enough addition.

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Red Duck Canard De Garde from Purrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)
3.42 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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